Accession Number : ADA326564

Title :   An Analysis of the Proposed Restructuring of the Australian Army.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hurley, D. J.

PDF Url : ADA326564

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The Australian Army has commenced a restructuring process which places emphasis on capabilities for short warning conflict. This paper addresses three challenges facing the Army as it restructures: (1) the Army's ability to transition from short warning conflict to more substantial conflict; (2) the Army's ability to conduct joint and combined operations; and (3) the Army's ability to participate in regional engagement. In meeting each of these challenges a requirement to retain a capability for conventional operations has been identified. In the process of restructuring, the Army must balance its requirements for the conduct of short warning conflict with the retention of conventional capabilities. Planning to achieve this balance must be conducted in parallel with, and have the same priority as, planning for restructuring implementation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *ARMY, *AUSTRALIA, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MANPOWER, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, CONFLICT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE